Anyone used alibaba?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by strantor, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. strantor

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    I always thought alibaba.com was for mass orders only, but I messed around and created a login and requested quotes for something I was interested in, in a quantity of 1. I have gotten several quotes so far; they are willing to sell only one. I am a little concerned though; some of the quotes are right on about I see on Ebay, and some are so low that they are in the "too good to be true" range (like 60-70% of what's on eBay). What's your experience? Are these guys to be trusted?
     
  2. Metalmann

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    A few months ago, I ordered a few LEDs, and it turned out great.

    Haven't tried to get quotes......:confused:
     
  3. inwo

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    Oops

    Wrong company.
     
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  4. R!f@@

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    I do. Atleast every week. I pay via Visa debit.
    I can get my money back if the order is screwed up in any way.
    Even the seller screwed up with the msg we agreed upon.

    They will send you new items or ur money back.
     
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  6. Georacer

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    I have a good friend who buys retail from Ali Express as well, with few problems.
     
  7. shortbus

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    Always thought that, Alibaba, was a strange name for a company. Due to the story, "Alibaba and the 40 thieves". Maybe it doesn't translate the same in Chinese. Or people today don't know the story. Do you have to say, "open sesame", when you order? :)
     
  8. #12

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    Different cultures have different ways. After all, a lot of Great Emperors were Great Thieves!
     
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  9. GopherT

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    They do a good job. Many of the companies on alibaba.com have eBay stores too. I generally prefer to pay the slightly higher price on eBay and essentially cover the sellers cost of paying paypal/eBay commissions instead of the lower Visa card payment method with alibaba.com.

    Yahoo.com owns (owned?) 40 or 50% .
     
  10. Brownout

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    In China, it's Joe Smith and his gang-bangers.
     
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  11. Moon968

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    No, I am not using Alibaba but I have listen about it that is wonderful site to buy things.
     
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